Actors: Deepa Sahi Raj Babbar Shah Rukh Khan Farooq Shaikh
Maya Memsaab (1993)
starring Shahrukh Khan, Deepa Sahi & Farooque Sheikh.
Directed & Produced by Ketan Mehta.
Music by Hridaynath Mangeshkar.
Story ; Beautiful young Maya (Deepa Sahi) loves and marries a young country doctor (Farooque Shaikh) The boredom of a small-town, middle-class existence starts becoming oppressive, she tries to find escape in a more glamorous life and she seeks refuge in the extravagant, hoping that possessing symbols of luxury will provide her some satisfaction, but it only leads her to duplicity, debt and despair. The more she gets disillusioned with reality, the further she slips into her fantasy world. And she keeps chasing her self-created mirages till her tragic, comic, heroic and magical end. The story is narrated in flashback as a reconstruction of the life of Maya. The film ends very tragically when her house is auctioned and she appears to be engulfed by her fantasy life.